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Some quotes from ‘Eikon Basilike’

Chapter 1 – Upon His Majesties calling this last Parliament This last Parliament I called, not more by others advice, and necessity of My affaires, then by My owne choice and inclination; who have always thought the right way of … Continue reading

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Some initial thoughts on the point of view taken in ‘Eikon Basilike’ – revealing the character of King Charles I

(Title page to the ‘Eikon Basilike’) Supposedly, the ‘Eikon Basilike’ was written by King Charles I to describe his situation that led to and took place in the English Civil War.  There is much speculation if he had written it … Continue reading

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Did King Charles I write the ‘Eikon Basilike’?

(The frontispiece to Eikon Basilike) My feelings is that he did.  I was always under the impression that he wrote the separate chapters individually over a long period of time.  These separate chapters were then compiled and put in order by someone … Continue reading

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